The Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium at Union Station, Kansas City

#9 of 15 in Childrens Museums in Missouri
Observatory · Hidden Gem · Museum
Built as part of Union Station's renovations in the late 1990s, the Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium's 60-foot dome makes it one of the largest planetariums in the midwest. Union Station offers a number of opportunities in the planetarium for groups to take advantage of including field trips, Girl and Boy Scout badge workshops, summer camps, and other educational opportunities, as well as business meetings or general facility rental options.
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  • A good show, probably best value for money amongst the other attractions in this complex. The show lasted about 45 mins. Clear narrative made this an enjoyable experience, shame we can no longer see.....  more »
  • I brought my children ages 6,11, and 17 as well as my husband and sister to Laser Queen. The light show was great, the music was clear and played at the perfect volume. My 6 year old was mesmerized....  more »
  • We felt like this was a good outing for the kids. Our 4-year old really enjoyed the Sesame Street production. $7 was not outrageous, but I feel it could have been a little bit longer. It was nice being able to get tickets in advance online. We liked that it showed how many tickets were still available. We recommend not showing up at the last minute. It can take a while to find a parking spot and the seats inside are general admission. No photography or recording allowed during the show. No food or drink allowed inside.
  • First Friday Night Laser Light Shows!!! Our family has seen several of these shows and they have all been amazing! The visuals are top notch and the variety of shows make it hard to choose just one or two! We have also seen a few of the different shows offered during the day and every one has been enjoyable!! Come visit this gem in KC!!

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